Josef Frank, Table Mirror for Svenskt Tenn, 1945
Josef Frank, Table Mirror for Svenskt Tenn, 1945
Josef Frank, Table, 1925
Josef Frank, Table, 1925
Josef Frank, Floor lamp for Sveskt Tenn, 1939/1950
Josef Frank, Floor lamp for Sveskt Tenn, 1939/1950

Our favorite London-based designer Michael Anastassiades pays tribute to soft modernism of Josef Frank.

Josef Frank (1885 - 1967), who was born in Austria and active in Vienna until 1933, when he emigrated to Sweden, is important representative of the vision of the modern house and its interior. In Sweden, he started to collaborate with Svenskt Tenn company, for which he realised many interior objects, furnishings, wallpapers and textiles. All of the products are characterized by the connection of decoration and modernism.

The similar approach in contemporary way we can see in the work of Michael Anastassiades as well. For this year Stockholm Design Week he prepared furniture collection called To Be Perfectly Frank for Svenskt Tenn as a tribute to Frank. Brass lamps, wooden tables in the shapes of lakes and other objects oscilate between historicism, craft and new functionalism.




Built during the 1930s, this avant-garde Mercedes still holds the fastest race record on a public road.

Developed from the Mercedes-Benz W125 Formel-Rennwagen, Rekordwagen was specially designed for Rudolf Caracciola's record of 432.7 km/h (268 mph) over the flying kilometre on 28 January 1938, which still remains the fastest ever officially timed speed on a public road. Same it is with the fascinating design, which presents one of the most extraordinary car forms from the interwar period.





In the former studio of Czech sculptor Věra Janoušková (1922 - 2010) we have found this amazing series of the New Year cards created by Czech artist Ivan Kafka.

Kafka, born in 1952, belongs to the postwar avant-garde generation of Czech artists working with installations, objects and land art. Mainly land art and site-specific installations became his prime mediums when he multiplied objects in the landscape to create visually impressive installations.

These intimate and personal paper objects of New Year cards document his abstract vision of art. Each is different and each plays with the forms in similar way.





In the former studio of Czech sculptor Věra Janoušková (1922 - 2010) we have found this amazing series of the New Year cards created by Czech artist Ivan Kafka.

Kafka, born in 1952, belongs to the postwar avant-garde generation of Czech artists working with installations, objects and land art. Mainly land art and site-specific installations became his prime mediums when he multiplied objects in the landscape to create visually impressive installations.

These intimate and personal paper objects of New Year cards document his abstract vision of art. Each is different and each plays with the forms in similar way.





In the former studio of Czech sculptor Věra Janoušková (1922 - 2010) we have found this amazing series of the New Year cards created by Czech artist Ivan Kafka.

Kafka, born in 1952, belongs to the postwar avant-garde generation of Czech artists working with installations, objects and land art. Mainly land art and site-specific installations became his prime mediums when he multiplied objects in the landscape to create visually impressive installations.

These intimate and personal paper objects of New Year cards document his abstract vision of art. Each is different and each plays with the forms in similar way.

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Another new project from our friend, Lausanne-based Tomáš Král, caught our eyes.

Series of containers called 1/4 made out of powder-coated standard metal tubes are divided by bended metal sheets to create different storage parts of the container. The dividers create visual identity of an object resembling a boat or a leaf.


Itaian artist, designer and thinker Bruno Munari (1907–1998) is one of our heroes. His L'Ora X clock is one of his finest works.

Designed in 1945 and manufactured by Bruno Danese, this clock represents great symbiosis of art and design, typical for Italian design of the 1950s. Munari, in that time very interested in kinetic art and color schemes, designed clock as a wall hanging object with the differently colored plastic hands in the form of semi circles.

Photo Courtesy of Moma, New York













In our library, we have found some press brochures from our favorite fashion house Hermès. Highlighting with great and elegant ilustrations, the brochures create their own compact series of the original print artworks.

Brochures dated between 2003 and 2008 were illustrated by several great illustrators including Yusuko, Richard Mc Guire, Valérie Roy, Filipe Jardim, Emmanuel Pierre, Rosemarie Auberson and many other.













In our library, we have found some press brochures from our favorite fashion house Hermès. Highlighting with great and elegant ilustrations, the brochures create their own compact series of the original print artworks.

Brochures dated between 2003 and 2008 were illustrated by several great illustrators including Yusuko, Richard Mc Guire, Valérie Roy, Filipe Jardim, Emmanuel Pierre, Rosemarie Auberson and many other.